Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp has been fined $141,219 (€100,000) for the death of cameraman Alain Dutartre, who was crushed by a car during the filming of Taxi 2 in 1999.
A Paris appeals court found the production company guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
EuropaCorp was earlier acquitted of wrongdoing by a lower court, which had sentenced stunt coordinator Remy Julienne to an 18 month suspended sentence with a fine of ($18,354) €13,000.
Agence France Presse reports today that Julienne’s sentence has been reduced to a six month suspended sentence with a $2824 (€2,000) fine. Further, EuropaCorp and Julienne have been ordered to pay a total of $84,722 (€60,000) to Dutartre’s family.
Dutartre died following injuries he sustained when a stunt car overshot its mark during the summer 1999 filming of Taxi 2 in Paris’ 16th arrondissement. Taxi 2 was directed by Gerard Krawczyk and released in 2000 in France.